|In addition to renovating the century-old ice cream parlor, Mr. Moravec bought the building next door so he could expand the business. A gift shop and a museum featuring a soda fountain from New York, another orchestrion, syrup dispensers, and much more are on display. Visitors also can see a video that shows how the restoration took place, and there are many photos of some of the people who were affiliated in the past with this national landmark.|
|Click on any of the small images below for a larger version.|
|A New Entrance||Coke Syrup Dispensor||Cleaned and Restored Divider||Stained glass behind fountain||Old photo of the Zaharako Brothers|
|Part of extensive syrup jar collection||The Tiffany counter Lamp restored||The Welte like new!||The original chandeliers are back||New stained glass shades in the private dinning area|
|The private dining area in the rear||The Main Dining area||The restored globe lamps in the front of the parlor||The museum/souvenir area||Another fountain from the same era|
|A second smaller Welte instrument||One of several smaller fountain dispensors||The restored tin ceiling panels||One of the brass and wood ornaments||One of two reopened sky lights|
Visit the Zaharakos Web site to see how the ice cream parlor was renovated. While at the site, send an e-mail message suggesting items you'd like to see on the menu, listen to the Welte Orchestrion, and share your memories of the confectionery with others. Thank you, Mr. Moravec, for restoring Zaharakos, and for sharing this national treasure with us.
To see a video about Zaharakos produced by 13WTHR, click this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiryWphbLlM.
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